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A justice system that lends itself to doing blatantly wrong things to young teenagers!


Een justitie systeem die zich leent om schaamteloos foute dingen te doen tegen jonge tieners!

1 CNN Newsroom – The wrongful conviction of the ‘Central Park Five’


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1 dec. 2012

 
Filmmaker Sarah Burns on the five teenagers who were wrongly convicted of rape and attempted murder in the 1990s.
 
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2 Ken Burns On His ‘Central Park Five’ Documentary, Racism And New York Authorities

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19 okt. 2012

 
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tells George about his new documentary ‘The Central Park Five’. The film tells the story of the “Central Park Jogger”, a woman who was found raped and assaulted in Central Park in 1989, and five young men who were arrested for the crime. Their convictions were vacated in 2002. The five men have filed a civil suit against the city of New York for $250 million, which still hasn’t been heard 10 years later. Authorities are demanding that Burns turn over footage, interviews and outtakes, but he refuses. This conversation took place before he was subpoenaed. George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight airs Weeknights at 7 pm on CBC Television

3 Korey Wise – Adopted Alumni Award

15 mrt. 2019

4 YUSEF SALAAM THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE – Roosevelt NY

8 dec. 2013

he Central Park jogger case involved the assault and rape of a female jogger in New York City’s Central Park, on April 19, 1989. Five juvenile males—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Kharey Wise—were illegally tried and falsely convicted for the crime and served their sentences fully. The convictions were vacated in 2002 when Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence for other crimes, confessed to committing the crime alone and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in the rape.
 
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5 Central Park Five and the impact on American law

6 jun. 2019

The new Netflix series “When They See Us” is reigniting debate over how police treated the Central Park Five during the investigation into the brutal attack on a female jogger in 1989. Attorney Paul Martin joined CBSN to explain what he thought of the original case and why the system is still rigged against black and brown teens.
 
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6 Sarah Burns: “The Central Park Five” | Talks at Google

5 dec. 2012

Co-directed, written and produced by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon. The film is being featured tonight on Colbert Report, so tune in to get a sneak peek of the film!
 
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the “crime of the century” and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice.
 
Join author and filmmaker Sarah Burns for a sneak preview and discussion of her film The Central Park Five & her book on the same subject. We’ll have a short preview of parts of the film & Q&A with Sarah.
 

7 Yusef Salaam Speaks Out on the Central Park Jogger Case

 

15 jan. 2013

Yusef Salaam, one of the “Central Park Five,” describes what it was like to be convicted for a brutal crime he didn’t commit, and the documentary “The Central Park Five.” See the story and lesson that accompany this video at http://www.ycteenmag.org/issues/NYC23…
 
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8 Central Park Five – Korey Wise (Full Coerced Video Confession)

15 jun. 2019

Watch our full interview with Central Park 5’s Yusef and Raymond here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7NSM…
 
The Central Park Five has become a revived topic of discussion with the miniseries ‘When They See Us’ retelling the story of how the justice system took advantage of five young men of color. The boys were convicted of committing a rape that they didn’t do and were sentenced to prison based primarily on forced “confessions.”
 
In this video, Korey Wise offers his confession to the Assistant D.A. Elizabeth Lederer.

9 Health: Central Park Jogger Still Running

21 apr. 2009

After 20 years, the Central Park Jogger is still running. Related article: http://tinyurl.com/ck8669

10 The Central Park Five: A cautionary tale of injustice

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26 apr. 2013

Ken Burns, co-director and author Sarah Burns, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, who covered the case and is interviewed in the film, and the exonerated, including Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — www.timestalks.com. The panel engages in a conversation about the issues raised by “The Central Park Five,” the award-winning documentary about the horrific crime that occurred in Central Park in 1989, the rush to judgment and the lives of those wrongly convicted.

11 ‘Central Park Five’ Film Should Prompt Confessions: Burns

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9 apr. 2013

April 9 (Bloomberg) — Ken Burns, co-founder of Florentine Films, discusses his new film “Central Park Five” and what he hopes to achieve by telling the story. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
 
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12 The Central Park Five: Film Screening & Discussion with Ken Burns

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17 apr. 2013

On March 12 at Harvard Law School, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns and his co-producers, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, joined Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree and two Central Park Five members for a film screening and panel discussion of his new documentary “The Central Park Five,” which tells the story of five Black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The event was co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, the Prison Studies Project and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

13 ‘When They See Us’ Cast Talks Loyalty, Innocence and Truth | VIBE

1 jun. 2019

Michael K. Williams, Niecy Nash and Marsha Stephanie Blake play the parents of Korey Wise and Antron McCray in ‘When They See Us.’ Watch as they discuss how parents with limited resources can easily make the same mistakes their characters did.

14 What Meeting The Real Central Park Five Was Like For The “When They See Us” Actors Portraying Them

21 mei 2019

The “When They See Us” castmembers Jharrel Jerome, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez and Asante Blackk call the Central Park Five some of the strongest and most positive men they know and share their experiences meeting them.
 
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15 Central Park Five exoneree not expecting apology from Trump

13 feb. 2018

 
Two of the Central Park Five, Raymond Santana and Yusuf Salaam, say President Donald Trump is being hypocritical over calls for due process in the wake of abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter.
 
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16 Ken Burns on controversial doc, “The Central Park Five”

12 nov. 2012

Filmmaker Ken Burns speaks to John Miller and the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about his controversial new documentary, “The Central Park Five,” and how he’s responding to NYC’s subpoena of the film’s footage.
 
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17 Struggle by ‘Central Park 5’ ends in $40 million settlement

21 jun. 2014

New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a woman in Central Park. Their conviction was vacated in 2002, but it took until now to close the book on the decade-long civil rights lawsuit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Craig Steven Wilder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more on the legacy of the infamous crime.

18 Despite settlement, Central Park 5 describe indelible scar’

28 jun. 2014

New York City’s Comptroller approved a $40 million settlement with five men who were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a Central Park jogger in 1989. Three of the convicted men reflect on their ordeal with Michelle Miller.

19 “Central Park Five” – Wrongful Conviction: Defendant Speaks-Out

2 jul. 2014

Richard French Live’s Dominic Carter continues his talk with Raymond Santana, one of the “Central Park Five” about his experience in the justice system.

20 One Night in Central Park l 20/20 l PART 3| ABC News

25 mei 2019

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Police interrogations continue as Central Park victim hospitalized: Part 3 Some of the teens held said they didn’t understand what was happening, but believed they could go home if they blamed others police said were involved. Police denied any coercion in their confessions.
 
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HB0qde Looking back at the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case that led to 5 teens being convicted, later exonerated
 
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21 One Night in Central Park l 20/20 l PART 5| ABC News

25 mei 2019

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF 20/20: https://bit.ly/2JFnauM
 
Central Park jogger rape case causes frenzy in media, New York: Part 5 The news that five black and Latino teens had been accused of being involved in the rape and assault of a white woman created a heightened sense of fear and thirst for vengeance in New York City.
 
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HB0qde Looking back at the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case that led to 5 teens being convicted, later exonerated
 
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22 One Night in Central Park l 20/20 l PART 2 | ABC News

25 mei 2019

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE 0F 20/20: https://bit.ly/2JFnauM
 
Teens are arrested for allegedly harassing people in Central Park: Part 2 On April 19, 1989, police responded to 911 calls of black and Latino teenagers harassing park goers. As police began their investigation, a white woman was found beaten and barely alive.
 
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HB0qde Looking back at the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case that led to 5 teens being convicted, later exonerated
 

23 One Night in Central Park l 20/20 l PART 1 | ABC News

25 mei 2019

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE 0F 20/20: https://bit.ly/2JFnauM
 
Racial, economic divide in ‘80s New York preceded Central Park case: Part 1 At the time, the city brewed with tension as parts of the city were being ravaged by crime and drugs, specifically crack, while Wall Street boomed with wealth.
 
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HB0qde Looking back at the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case that led to 5 teens being convicted, later exonerated
 
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24 One Night in Central Park l 20/20 l PART 6 | ABC News

11 jun. 2019

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE 0F 20/20: https://bit.ly/2JFnauM
ALSO AVAILABLE ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/2WvUlCU
 
A juror struggles with one teen’s ‘contradictory’ confession Juror Victoria Bryers said she didn’t believe Korey Wise had raped Trisha Meili but went along with the other jurors, and the jury convicted the teen of assault and sexual abuse.
 
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HB0qde Looking back at the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case that led to 5 teens being convicted, later exonerated

25 One Night in Central Park l 20/20 l PART 7 | ABC News

11 jun. 2019

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE 0F 20/20: https://bit.ly/2JFnauM
ALSO AVAILABLE ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/2WvUlCU
 
A juror struggles with one teen’s ‘contradictory’ confession Juror Victoria Bryers said she didn’t believe Korey Wise had raped Trisha Meili but went along with the other jurors, and the jury convicted the teen of assault and sexual abuse.
 
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HB0qde Looking back at the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case that led to 5 teens being convicted, later exonerated

26 Ava DuVernay: Trump’s rhetoric responsible for 1994 crime bill

4 jun. 2019

 
Ava DuVernay, creator of the Netflix series “When They See Us” on the Central Park Five, spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about how Trump’s rhetoric over the case was directly responsible for the atmosphere that made the 1994 crime bill possible to pass. #CNN #News

27 “They Are Not the Central Park 5”: Ava DuVernay’s Series Restores Humanity of Wrongly Convicted Boys

7 jun. 2019

We spend the hour with Ava DuVernay, whose damning new four-part television series “When They See Us” tells the story of five teenagers of color from Harlem—four African-American and one Latino—who were wrongfully accused and convicted of raping and nearly killing a white woman out for a jog in New York City’s Central Park. The night that would come to define the boys’ lives was April 19, 1989, more than 30 years ago. In the sensational trial that followed, they became known as the “Central Park Five.” Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana served between six and seven years, and Korey Wise, the only teenager tried as an adult, served more than 13 years. In agonizing detail, “When They See Us” exposes the inner workings of a criminal justice system designed to fail people of color, laying bare the decades of trauma triggered by the boys’ wrongful convictions. It also looks unsparingly at those responsible for the miscarriage of justice, including Linda Fairstein, the head of the Sex Crimes Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, who spearheaded the case, played by Felicity Huffman. Since the series premiered, Fairstein has been forced to resign from several boards, including Safe Horizon, the Joyful Heart Foundation and her alma mater, Vassar College. Glamour magazine, which named Fairstein Woman of the Year in 1993, issued a statement saying, “Unequivocally, Glamour would not bestow this honor on her today.” Ava DuVernay says that her series reveals that “the system’s not broken; the system was built this way.”

28 The Innocence Project presents Raymond Santana

 

1 apr. 2013

Raymond Santana of the Central Park Five tells his side of the story

29 Three of the Central Park Five discuss the documentary

 

22 mei 2014

Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam discuss their experience with Ken Burns and the making of the documentary “The Central Park Five,” a continuation of the exoneration of five innocent men.

30 Yusef Salaam & Korey Wise Speak On Life After ‘Central Park Five’, Injustice Systems + More

31 Central Park 5 Interview

16 jun. 2019

 
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32 Cuomo on Central Park 5: Trump is clinging to a proven injustice

19 jun. 2019

 
CNN’s Chris Cuomo discusses President Trump once again declining to apologize when asked about his actions following the Central Park Five incident, insisting that some of the prosecutors believe the lawsuit was mishandled. #CNN #News

33 Yusef Salaam: How to reform the US criminal justice system

Poet and activist Yusef Salaam on the chance of real change in the US criminal justice system.

HARDtalk 28 september 2020

Yusef Salaam was just 16 when he and four other black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted of the rape and assault of a woman jogging in New York’s Central Park. Even before their trial the then property tycoon Donald Trump took out newspaper ads calling for the death penalty. The five served out their sentences before being exonerated when another man admitted to the crime.

Yusef Salaam says their case is the story of the criminal system of injustice in America.

But as anti-racism protests continue, and fears of worse unrest to come, is the chance of real change even more remote than in the America of his youth?

 

34 Officer disputes Netflix portrayal of Central Park Five case

15 jun. 2019

 
The Netflix limited series “When They See Us” tells the story of five teen boys of color who were wrongfully convicted in 1990 of raping and leaving a white female jogger for dead in New York City’s Central Park. CNN’s Michael Smerconish talks with a former NYPD officer who made arrests

35 The Central Park Five: A cautionary tale of injustice

12 mei 2019

Wrongly convicted as teenagers for a crime that shocked New York City, the five men who came to be known as the “Central Park Five,” who were exonerated by a jailhouse confession and DNA tests, are the subjects of a new Netflix miniseries. Correspondent Maurice DuBois talks with Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Kevin Richardson, and with Ava DuVernay, director of “When They See Us.”

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The Dark Side

False confessions

Dr. Yusef Salaam

Steven Lopez